I’ve been driving for a week or more now without a horn (My car caught the flu) and I must say it changed slightly the way I drive in Lebanon. I am relatively a calm driver but a honk is always needed with all the assholes out there trying to cut you off or crossing a red light.
Now that I have no car horn, I got used to avoiding situations where I needed it as I found myself helpless when people would cut me off or throw their cars in front of mine.
Having said that, maybe we should ban car horns in Lebanon and fine drivers using them on the highways and main roads, that way Lebanese who actually care about their cars will drive more calmly and responsibly.
This is probably never gonna happen but maybe we could start by calling for a honk-free day.
Driving a car without a horn is very unsafe, you should get that fixed soon. As for unneeded honking, I’m with you on that.
I know it’s unsafe but I haven’t had time that’s all. Going tomorrow first thing.
i Think it is a Mission Impossible!
Well i’ve been driving in Canada for the last 3 years, and i assure u that i’ve used the horn exactly, 3 times. it is considered “noise pollution” and u can be fined for using it excessively (you don’t need to use it anyway). I am SURELY a calmer driver ever since, and not using the horn helped a lot.
It is not impossible to drive without a horn. I live in a neighbourhood where people double park and I hear horns almost everyday for at least 5minutes whether at day or night, they use the horns so that the one double parking would come and remove his car. I believe everything has a solution. for example if you want to double park, make sure you put a tag with your name and phone#, then instead of using horn, people will send u sms/miscall/whatever. I would definitely share in the horn-free day.
I hope you find yourself in a bus sometime soon